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Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]

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Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romance in E minor; Violin Romances (1998)
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin; Myung-Wha Chung, cello; Patrick Gallois, flute; Pascal Gallois, bassoon
Philharmonia Orchestra; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 488-2 GH | Time: 00:55:45

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, completed about the same time as the Eroica Symphony, has suddenly become popular. One reason for its previous lack of popularity was the fact that three soloists cost three times as much as one normally expensive pianist, violinist or cellist. Another reason is that the work seeks to be a popular success, hence the Rondo alla Polacca with which it concludes. The piano part was intended for Beethoven’s patron and pupil, the Archduke Rudolph von Habsburg, and hence is less technically demanding than the composer’s usual pianistic writing, destined for himself. The standard CD (previously LP) of the work was a spectacular performance and recording made by EMI many years ago with David Oistrakh, Rostropovich and Richter with the Berlin Philharmonic under Karajan. It was opulently played with the BPO’s luscious sound, but has little to do with what Beethoven would have heard in 1804. Another choice was the version of Stern, Rose and Serkin (Sony), less lush and not so high-powered as Karajan’s. At any rate, the new DG recording, while not giving a lot of value for money, is an eminently civilised and nicely scaled reading of the Concerto and gives us the two delightful Romances for violin and orchestra composed for Ignaz Schuppanzigh who performed them in the Theater an der Wien, one in 1798, one slightly later, as well as a Romance cantabile for piano, flute, bassoon and small orchestra, composed in Bonn.

Review by HC Robbins Landon, BBC Music Magazine

Few concertos register a higher ‘feel-good’ factor than Beethoven’s Triple, and I cannot think of many that have been luckier on disc. The Chung Trio opt for a keen-eared, sportive approach that contrasts with the more individualistic and marginally more refined Zukerman/Kirshbaum/ Browning production that I reviewed in June. Here, one encounters chamber music on a large scale, with the trio and orchestra playing more or less on equal terms (note how cellos and basses ‘kick in’ at 5'27'' into the first movement) and a host of nicely observed lyrical touches (for example, Myung-Wha Chung’s cello at 8'08''). A telling point of contrast occurs 4'08'' into the brief Largo (track 2), one of the few instances of tonal darkening where Chung effects a less dramatic diminuendo among the lower strings than does Eschenbach on RCA (3'59'' on track 5 of RCA’s CD), but that somehow fits the context of his lighter-textured performance. The closing Rondo alla Polacca is swifter than Eschenbach’s by a minute, and yet both performances manage to convey a sense of exuberant release. DG’s Watford Colosseum recording is marginally warmer and less ‘open’ than RCA’s from Abbey Road No. 1 (they were recorded within a month of each other during the spring of 1996), but both are excellent.

Couplings will, as ever, prove crucial. Zukerman et al give us a loving account of Brahms’s Double Concerto, whereas the Chungs offer less generous – and musically less substantial – shorter works by Beethoven. Having said that, Kyung-Wha Chung’s violin playing commands a far wider expressive range nowadays than it did during the 1970s and 1980s. Her accounts of the two Romances are as enjoyable as any from the digital era and the little Romance cantabile for piano, flute and bassoon that ends the programme – a five-minute fragment from the 1780s – makes for a pleasant and unexpected encore. A fine Triple, then, and thoroughly recommendable if the couplings appeal.

Review by Gramophone



Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]



Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]


Kyung-Wha Chung, violin;
Myung-Wha Chung, cello;
Patrick Gallois, flute;
Pascal Gallois, bassoon
Philharmonia Orchestra;
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor & piano

Tracklist:

Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C major op. 56, "Triple Concerto"
1. I. Allegro [17'36]
2. II. Largo - attacca: [5'20]
3. III. Rondo alla Polacca [12'12]

Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra
4. in G major op. 40 [6'58]
5. in F major op. 50 [8'17]

6. Romance cantabile for piano, flute and bassoon [4'55]
accompanied by two oboes and strings in E minor (Hess 13)
(Fragment completed by Willy Hess)


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Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]

Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998) [Re-Up]

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